Reasons I want to become a homeowner: To gain independence and "Legitimate Adult" status Be eligible to participate in “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” To be free to build hidden rooms and secret passages Do you remember Dexter’s lab? The inconspicuous one, accessible only through the bookshelf in his bedroom? That was cool. via GIPHY Now, I’m not...

By Megan Arevalo Something most real estate agents don’t realize is the power Instagram has to take their business to the next level. In December of 2016, Instagram reached 600 million users. The general assumption a businessperson makes is to think that those are all preteens posting selfies on their phones. But this isn’t quite true. Within the United States,...

By Whitney Bennett After making an offer on a home, you’ll enter into a contract. Part of that contract should always include getting a home inspection. It is recommended that any homebuyer make an offer to purchase contingent upon a home inspection. This allows you to withdraw your offer if there are any major issues discovered during an inspection. More than...

In an ideal world, you would be able to do a quick search for a REALTOR® and pick the first one you find to get knowledgeable, effective representation in your real estate transaction. Unfortunately, there are certain business relationships between real estate agents and clients that can present problems for the client–in many cases without the client ever being...

In modern office settings, the 9-to-5, Monday-through-Friday work experience is becoming extinct. For companies focused on building a collaborative office culture with happy, invested employees, alternative work arrangements are the new norm. Think working from home once a week or spending only part of your work week in-house, telecommuting and flextime. According...

What’s better than a little retail therapy after a big breakup? Real estate retail therapy. Post-split, actress/humanitarian Angelina Jolie recently dropped an epic $25 million on a sprawling Los Feliz estate once owned by iconic silver-screen director Cecil B. DeMille, who lived in the dramatic home until his death in 1959. Built in 1913, the 11,000 square foot...

By Matt Metcalf One of the first focuses for most people looking for a home is square feet. How many square feet are there? How does it compare to the rest of the neighborhood and area? Does size really matter? Size, of course, does have an impact. More square footage provides the opportunity to have more flexibility with design, room arrangements and features,...

By Krystal Rogers-Nelson
Even though a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the U.S., you can still protect yourself without installing top-dollar security features. Home burglary generally has a pattern; criminals are looking for an easy target they can rob fast. Learn from the pros. Here are six tips from career burglars you can use to defend your home and...

Whether you've been on social media for a few months or a few years, understanding how to leverage your presence on various platforms can make all the difference when it comes to generating and converting leads. And having a well thought-out and up-to-date strategy in place is paramount to your future success as consumers continue to flock to popular sites such as...

Have you ever envisioned living in one of your favorite fictional towns? I’ve personally dreamt of living in Stars Hollow—albeit for a short period of time, or else I’d go crazy—or waking up in Hogwarts. We tend to get excited about fictional towns because anything that can separate us from our mundane and earthly existence sounds like a good deal at first....